Tom Volotta Archive

Tom is a longtime video producer in the San Francisco Bay Area who brings impressive technical expertise to the RealPlayer blog. With a deep knowledge of video production and programming, he designs interactive media for public spaces and for an impressive portfolio of corporate clients. Tom enjoys demystifying technology, evangelizing on the future of digital media, and watching funny internet cat videos.

What are the Best Media Players for Windows?

Guess what? There is no absolute “best” media player for Windows. There are simply too many excellent alternatives available offering enhancements, versatility and reliably beyond that of the Windows Media Player built into the operating system for one to stand out completely from the crowd. We’ll list many of those choices in this post,

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Finding Free MP4 Videos Made Easy

Just how easy is it to find free MP4 videos? Well, there’s certainly no lack of video content covering nearly every category imaginable online. And over 180 million people in the United States watched 40 billion videos in January 2012. But finding that special combination of both MP4 and free together may be more

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Playing MKV Files Using RealPlayer

Playing Matroska  (MKV) video files with the free RealPlayer wouldn’t ordinarily be possible. Why? RealPlayer does not have its own built-in support for MKV. However, there is a quick and reliable solution. We’ll explain how to play Matroska files perfectly with RealPlayer. WHY DO YOU NEED A MKV PLAYER? As a container format, MKV

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